Memoirs of a Linguist

Blog URL:http://www.linguist-in-waiting.com
Blog Tags:graduate school, linguistics, travel, experiments, dissertation, PhD
Country:United States
State/Province:New York
Location:Buffalo

This blog is about the daily activities of a 28-year-old Ph.D. candidate, who daydreams of seeing the world, while ranting about people around him, as he attempts to get the elusive three-letters after his name.



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Isfahan (and central Iran in general) is where the phrase "history resonates" applies perfectly. There are plenty of architectural wonders here, as well as World Heritage Sites, due to the fact that this city used to be a capital of the Per...

Perhaps it wasn't a wise decision to pick up this book. I must say, from the outset, that I didn't like it. See, I haven't read Faulkner before, so I was looking for a book to begin with, and this was recommended to me. I must say that I...

In every Muslim town, there will be a main mosque. There might be other mosques in town, but the main mosque is the Jama Masjid, or the congregational mosque. The word "jama" apparently means assembly in Arabic, and of course Farsi has borr...

Last month, we were in Neukölln, which is a neighborhood I don't usually find myself in. I suppose I just haven't explored this district as much as the other districts, but anyway, some friends of ours invited us to attend this guitar concer...

Isfahan has an interesting neighborhood south of the river. This is the neighborhood of New Julfa, which is one of the oldest Armenian quarters in the world. See, back in 1606, Shah Abbas I decided to more or less kidnap a whole village's worth o...

I had an episode recently with Wikipedia which sort of reminded me why I am not a Wikipedia editor anymore. I used to be a Wikipedian, and I edited mostly articles that had something to do with airlines and aviation, updating articles when new develo...

When I was in Isfahan, I once was strolling at the park alongside the river, as I wanted to check out the Safavid era bridges that crossed it. I took out my camera and started taking photos, when somehow I got the idea that there was something else g...